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Key Points:

• A few Consumer Discretionary names continue to act well. The list is thinning of attractive names though. (ex. FOXF, UEIC, DECK, CHDN, WING, YUM, BOOT, RCI, POOL, DLTR, and AAN)

• A number of Health Care Sector names are attractive. (ex. MASI, TFX, CNMD, STE, CRVL, LNTH, HAE, COO, WST, RGEN, ANIK, NEO, and TECH)

• Attractive Technology and Services names include: MANH, CDNS, ANSS, AGYS, TTEC, CLGX, MMS, and KBR
Underlyings
Aarons Inc.

Aaron's is a provider of lease-purchase solutions. The company is engaged in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its the company-operated and franchised stores in several states and Canada as well as its e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. The company's stores carry brands such as Samsung?, Hewlett-Packard?, LG?, Whirlpool?, Simmons?, Philips? and Ashley?. The company's operating segments include Progressive Leasing, a virtual lease-to-own company that provides lease-purchase solutions; Aaron's Business, which provides consumer electronics and accessories; and Dent-A-Med, Inc., which provides a variety of revolving credit products.

Agilysys Inc.

Agilysys is a technology company. The company is engaged in the development and marketing of software enabled solutions and services to the hospitality industry. The company provides software and services for point-of-sale, payment gateway, reservation and table management, property management, inventory and procurement, business analytics, document management, guest offers management, and mobile and wireless solutions. The company operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India. The company serves four main market sectors: Gaming, both corporate and tribal; Hotels, Resorts and Cruise; Corporate Foodservice Management; and Restaurants, Universities, Stadia and Healthcare.

Anika Therapeutics Inc.

Anika Therapeutics is an orthopedic medicines company. The company's orthopedic medicine portfolio includes ORTHOVISC, MONOVISC, and CINGAL, which alleviate pain and restore joint function. The company's offerings consist of products in areas of: Orthobiologics, which mainly consists of viscosupplementation and regenerative orthopedic products; Dermal, which consists of its wound care products, and an aesthetic dermal filler, based on its chemically modified cross-linked hyaluronic acid technology; Surgical, which consists of products used to prevent post-surgical adhesions after abdominal-pelvic, spinal, and ear, nose, and throat surgeries; and Other, which includes its ophthalmic and veterinary products.

Ansys Inc.

ANSYS develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a range of industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, semiconductors, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, consumer products, healthcare, and sports. The company focuses on the development of solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The company distributes its suite of simulation technologies through a global network of independent channel partners and direct sales offices.

Bio-Techne

Bio-Techne and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and sell biotechnology reagents and instruments for the research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company operates with three reporting segments: Biotechnology, which provides consumables used for conducting laboratory experiments including proteins, antibodies, immunoassays, flow cytometry products, intracellular signaling products, and biologically active chemical compounds; Protein Platforms, which develops and commercializes proprietary systems and consumables for protein analysis; and Diagnostics, which provides a range of controls and calibrators used with diagnostic equipment and as proficiency testing tools.

Boot Barn Holdings

Boot Barn Holdings is a retail chain focused on western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories. As of Mar 31 2018, the company had 226 stores in 31 states. The company's stores, which are freestanding or located in strip centers, feature an assortment of brands and styles, coupled with store associates. The company's product offering is anchored by a selection of western and work boots and an assortment of coordinating apparel and accessories. The company also carries assortments of denim, western shirts, cowboy hats, belts and belt buckles, western-style jewelry and accessories. The company's work assortment includes footwear, outerwear, overalls, denim and shirts for the physically demanding jobs.

Boston Beer Co. Cl A

Boston Beer Company is engaged in the business of selling alcohol beverages throughout the U.S. and in selected global markets. The company sells beers under the Samuel Adams? brand names, flavored malt beverages under the Twisted Tea? brand name, hard cider beverages under the Angry Orchard? brand name, hard sparkling waters under the Truly Spiked & Sparkling? brand name, and beers under the A&S Brewing Company brand names, which include the Traveler Beer the company?, the Angel City Brewery?, the Concrete Beach Brewery? and the Coney Island? Brewing Co. the company produces malt beverages, hard cider and hard sparkling water at the company-owned breweries and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations.

Cadence Design Systems Inc.

Cadence Design Systems provides software, hardware, services and reusable integrated circuit (IC) design blocks, commonly referred to as intellectual property (IP), that enable its customers to design electronic products. The company's products offerings include electronic design automation software, emulation and prototyping hardware, system interconnect and analysis and two categories of IP, commonly referred to as verification IP, and design IP. The company provides maintenance for its software, emulation and prototyping hardware, IP product offerings, engineering services related to methodology, education, hosted design solutions and design services for advanced ICs and development of custom IP.

Casey's General Stores Inc.

Casey's General Stores and its subsidiaries operate convenience stores under the names Casey's and Casey's General Store primarily in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The company also operates stores under the name Tobacco City, selling primarily tobacco products, liquor stores, and a grocery store. Each Casey's Store carries food and nonfood items. Most of the company's food products are nationally advertised brands, and it also has an assortment of Casey's proprietary branded products. Stores sell regional brands of dairy and bakery products, and mostly provide beer. The company's nonfood items include tobacco products, health and beauty aids, school supplies, housewares, pet supplies, and automotive products.

Churchill Downs Inc.

Churchill Downs is a racing, gaming and online entertainment company. The company's segments include: Racing, which includes Churchill Downs Racetrack, Arlington International Race Course, Fair Grounds Race Course and Calder Race Course racetracks; Casinos, which provides casino gaming; TwinSpires, which includes Fair Grounds Account Wagering, Velocity, and Bloodstock Research Information Services; and Other Investments, which include United Tote Company and United Tote Canada that manufactures and operates pari-mutuel wagering systems for racetracks, off-track betting facilities and other pari-mutuel wagering businesses.

CONMED Corp.

CONMED is a medical technology company that provides surgical devices and equipment for minimally invasive procedures in orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery and gastroenterology. The company's orthopedic surgery product offering includes sports medicine, powered surgical instruments, and sports biologics and tissue. Under the Sports Medicine Joint Development and Distribution Agreement, the company promotes allograft tissues, which includes the reconstruction and replacement of tendon, ligament, cartilage or menisci, along with the correction of deformities. The company's general surgery product line provides products in the areas of advanced surgical, endoscopic technologies and critical care.

Cooper Cos.

Cooper Companies is a global medical device company. The company operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision primarily develops, manufactures and markets a range of soft contact lenses for the worldwide vision correction market. CooperVision markets single-use silicone hydrogel spherical, toric and multifocal lenses under its clariti? 1day brand and single-use silicone hydrogel spherical and toric lenses under its MyDay? brand. CooperSurgical primarily develops, manufactures, markets medical devices and procedures solutions, and provides services to improve health care delivery to families.

Copart Inc.

Copart is a provider of online auctions and vehicle remarketing services with operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Brazil, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Finland, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, and Spain. The company provides vehicle sellers with services to process and sell vehicles primarily over the Internet through its Virtual Bidding Third Generation Internet auction-style sales technology. The company sells the vehicles principally to licensed vehicle dismantlers, rebuilders, repair licensees, used vehicle dealers and exporters and the general public. The majority of the vehicles are sold on behalf of insurance companies and are either damaged vehicles or not repairable.

CoreLogic

CoreLogic is a property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider operating in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific. The company has two segments: Property Intelligence and Risk Management Solutions, which combines property information, mortgage information and consumer information to deliver housing market and property-level insights, predictive analytics and risk management capabilities; and Underwriting and Workflow Solutions, which combines property information, mortgage information and consumer information to provide mortgage origination and monitoring solutions, including underwriting-related solutions and data-enabled valuations and appraisals.

Corvel Corp.

CorVel is a provider of workers' compensation solutions for employers, third party administrators, insurance companies, and government agencies. The company provides services in two categories: Network Solutions, which provides a medical savings solution for all in-network and out-of-network medical bills including Preferred Provider Organization management, specialty networks, medical bill repricing, true line item review, fee negotiations, nurse review, automated adjudication, and electronic reimbursement; and Patient Management, which includes claims management, case management, 24/7 nurse triage, utilization management, vocational rehabilitation, life care planning, and disability management.

Deckers Outdoor Corp.

Deckers Outdoor is engaged in designing, marketing and distributing footwear, apparel and accessories. The company markets its products primarily under five brands. The UGG brand is comprised of a line of footwear, apparel and accessories for women, men and children. The Teva brand's product line includes sandals, shoes, and boots. Sanuk is a lifestyle footwear brand rooted in Southern California surf culture and includes a range of footwear. Other brands consist of Hoka, a line of running footwear and apparel and Koolaburra, a line of fashion casual footwear using sheepskin and other plush materials. The company's retail stores are primarily UGG brand concept and UGG brand outlet stores.

Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree is an operator of discount variety stores. The company's stores operate under the names of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. The company's segments are: Dollar Tree, which is the operator of discount variety stores providing merchandise at the fixed price point of $1.00; and Family Dollar, which operates general merchandise discount retail stores. The merchandise mix in the company's Dollar Tree stores consists of consumable merchandise, variety merchandise, and seasonal goods. The merchandise mix in the company's Family Dollar stores consists of consumable merchandise, home products, apparel and accessories merchandise, and seasonal and electronics merchandise.

eBay Inc.

eBay is a global commerce provider, which includes its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The company's Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, its localized counterparts and the eBay suite of mobile apps. The company's StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com, its localized counterparts and the StubHub mobile apps. These platforms connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows and artists and enable them to buy and sell tickets whenever and wherever they want. The company's Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands such as mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen and others.

Entergy Corp.

Entergy is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is an integrated energy company engaged mainly in electric power production and retail distribution operations. The company owns and operates power plants. The company operates through two segments: Utility, which generates, transmits, distributes and sells electric power to retail and wholesale customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; and Entergy Wholesale Commodities, which includes the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants, located in the northern U.S., the sale of the electric power produced by its operating plants to wholesale customers, and also provides operations and management services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy is a public utility holding company. The company and its subsidiaries are principally involved in the transmission, distribution and generation of electricity. The company's reportable operating segments are comprised of: Regulated Distribution, which distributes electricity through the company's utility operating companies and also controls regulated electric generation capacity located primarily in West Virginia, Virginia and New Jersey; and Regulated Transmission, which provides transmission infrastructure owned and operated by the transmission companies and certain of the company's utilities to transmit electricity from generation sources to distribution facilities.

Fox Factory Holding

Fox Factory Holding is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets ride dynamics products for customers. Primarily for the mountain bike market, the company provides front fork and rear suspension products designed for cross-country, trail, all-mountain, free-ride and downhill riding. The company also provides mountain and road bike wheels and other cycling components utilizing its carbon technology. In its powered vehicles product category, the company provides products for side-by-sides, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles.

Glatfelter

P. H. Glatfelter is a manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered materials. The company operates in three units: Composite Fibers, which include single-serve tea and coffee filtration papers, wallcovering base materials, metallized products, composite laminate papers, and other papers including substrates for electrical applications; Advanced Airlaid Materials, which supplies absorbent cellulose-based airlaid nonwoven materials used in feminine hygiene, specialty wipes, adult incontinence, home care, and other consumer products; and Specialty Papers, which include papers for carbonless and other forms, envelopes, book publishing, and engineered products for ink jet printing, among others.

Haemonetics Corp.

Haemonetics is a healthcare company. The company has four product categories: Plasma, which includes plasma collection devices and disposables, plasma donor management software, and anticoagulant and saline sold to plasma customers; Blood Center, which includes blood collection and processing devices and disposables for red cells, platelets and whole blood as well as related donor management software; Hemostasis Management, which includes devices and methodologies for measuring coagulation characteristics of blood; and Cell Processing, which includes surgical blood salvage systems, blood cell processing systems, disposables and blood transfusion management software.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.

Sanfilippo (John B.) & Son is a processor and distributor of tree nuts and peanuts. The company's principal products are raw and processed nuts. The nut product line includes almonds, pecans, peanuts, black walnuts, English walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, and filberts. The company also markets and distributes, and in several cases processes and manufactures, other food and snack products. These other products include snack mixes, salad toppings, snacks, dried fruit and chocolate and yogurt coated products; baking ingredients; bulk food products; sunflower kernels, pepitas, snack mixes, candy and confections, corn snacks, sesame sticks and other sesame snack products.

KBR
KBR

KBR is a provider of differentiated, professional services and technologies across the asset and program life-cycle within the government services and hydrocarbons industries. The company's segments include: Government Services, which provides life-cycle support solutions to defense, space, aviation and other programs and missions for government agencies; Technology and Consulting, which provides licensed technologies and consulting services to the hydrocarbons value chain, from wellhead to crude refining and through refining and petrochemicals to specialty chemicals production; and Engineering and Construction, which provides project and program delivery capability globally.

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Kimberly-Clark is principally engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products primarily made from natural or synthetic fibers using technologies in fibers, nonwovens and absorbency. The company is organized into three operating segments: Personal Care, which provides solutions and products such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products; Consumer Tissue, which provides facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and related products; and K-C Professional, which provides a range of solutions and supporting products such as wipers, tissue, towels, apparel, soaps and sanitizers.

Lantheus Holdings

Lantheus Holdings develops, manufactures and commercializes diagnostic medical imaging agents and products that assist clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and other diseases. The company's products are used by cardiologists, nuclear physicians, radiologists, internal medicine physicians, technologists and sonographers working in a variety of clinical settings. The company sells its products to radiopharmacies, integrated delivery networks, hospitals, clinics and group practices. The company's portfolio of commercial products is diversified across a range of imaging modalities, which include DEFINITY, TechneLite, Xenon Xe 133 Gas, Neurolite, and Cardiolite, among others.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp.

Mack-Cali Realty is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns and operates a real estate portfolio comprised primarily of Class A office and office/flex properties located primarily in the Northeast. The company operates in two business segments: commercial and other real estate and multi-family real estate and services. The company provides leasing, property management, acquisition, development, construction and tenant-related services for its commercial and other real estate and multi-family real estate portfolio. The company's multi-family services business also provides similar services for third parties.

Manhattan Associates Inc.

Manhattan Associates is a developer and provider of supply chain commerce solutions. The company's solutions consist of software, services, and hardware, which coordinate people, workflows, assets, events, and tasks across the functions linked in a supply chain from planning through execution. These solutions also coordinate the actions, data exchange, and communication of participants in supply chain ecosystems, such as manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, trading partners, transportation providers, channels (such as catalogers, store retailers, and Web outlets), and consumers. The company's operations are in North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific region.

Masimo

Masimo is a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of noninvasive patient monitoring technologies. The company provides its products to hospitals, emergency medical service providers, long-term care facilities, physician offices, veterinarians and consumers. The company's main business is Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion? pulse oximetry monitoring, known as Masimo Signal Extraction Technology? pulse oximetry. The company's products offerings also includes noninvasive monitoring of blood constituents with an optical signature, optical organ oximetry monitoring, electrical brain function monitoring, acoustic respiration monitoring and exhaled gas monitoring.

Maximus Inc.

MAXIMUS is an operator of government health and human services programs. The company's segments are: Health Services, which provides business process services and appeals and assessments for state, provincial and national government programs; U.S. Federal Services, which provides business process solutions, program management, as well as system and software development and maintenance services for various U.S. federal civilian programs; and Human Services, which provides national, state, provincial and local human services agencies with business process services and related consulting services for welfare-to-work, child support, higher education institutions and other human services programs.

NeoGenomics Inc.

NeoGenomics operates a network of cancer-focused genetic testing laboratories that provides genetic and molecular testing services. The company provides testing services to pathologists, oncologists, urologists, hospitals, and other laboratories as well as providing clinical trial services to pharmaceutical firms. The company provides the following types of genetic and molecular testing services: cytogenetics, fluorescence in-situ hybridization, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and digital imaging, molecular testing, and pathology consultation. As of Dec 31 2017, the company had laboratory locations in Ft. Myers and Tampa, FL; Aliso Viejo and Fresno, CA; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN; and Rolle, Switzerland.

Pool

Pool is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products and a distributor of irrigation and related products. The company's products include: maintenance products; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment; packaged pool kits including walls, liners, braces and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; irrigation and related products; building materials; commercial products; and other pool construction and recreational products, which consist of a number of product categories and include discretionary recreational and related outdoor lifestyle products.

Repligen Corp.

Repligen is a bioprocessing company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of products used to improve the interconnected phases of the biological drug manufacturing process. The company's portfolio includes protein products (Protein A affinity ligands, cell culture growth factors), chromatography products (OPUS pre-packed columns, chromatography resins, ELISA kits), and filtration products (XCell ATF Systems, Sius? tangential flow filtration cassettes). The company's bioprocessing products are sold to life sciences companies and others. The Protein A ligands and growth factor products that the company manufactures are components of chromatography resins and cell culture media, respectively.

Rogers Communications Inc. Cl B

Rogers Communications is a holding company operating as a communications and media company. Co. has four segments: Wireless, which provides wireless telecommunications operations; Cable, which provides cable telecommunications, including internet, television, and telephony services; Business Solutions, which provides network connectivity through its fibre network and data centre assets to support voice, data, networking, hosting, and cloud-based services for businesses, governments, and other telecommunications providers; and Media, which consist of media properties, including television and radio broadcasting, shopping, publishing, sports media and entertainment, and digital media.

Royal Gold Inc.

Royal Gold, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of acquiring and managing precious metal streams, royalties, and similar interests. The company manages its business under two segments: the acquisition and management of stream interests; and the acquisition and management of royalty interests. The company's principal producing stream and royalty interests on properties outside of the U.S. are located in Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ghana and Mexico. The company also has stream and royalty interests in mines and projects in other countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Honduras, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Spain and Tunisia.

SBA Communications

SBA Communications, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates wireless communications infrastructure, including tower structures, rooftops, and structures that support antennas used for wireless communications. The company's services include: network pre-design; site audits; identification of potential locations for towers and equipment on existing infrastructure; support in leasing of the location; obtaining zoning approvals and permits; tower and related site construction; antenna installation; and radio equipment installation, commissioning, and maintenance. The company provides site development services at its towers and at towers owned by others on a local basis, through market and regional offices.

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Teleflex Inc.

Teleflex is a provider of medical technology products. The company primarily designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. The company has seven reportable segments: Vascular North America; Interventional North America; Anesthesia North America; Surgical North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia; and Original Equipment Manufacturer and Development Services (OEM). The company's OEM segment designs, manufactures and supplies devices and instruments for other medical device manufacturers.

TTEC Holdings

TTEC Holdings is a provider of customer engagement services and technologies. The company has four segments including Customer Strategy Services, which provides services in customer experience strategy and operations, insights, system and operational process optimization, and culture development; Customer Technology Services, which includes system design consulting, customer experience technology product, implementation and integration consulting services, and management of clients' cloud and on-premise solutions; Customer Management Services, which includes customer experience delivery solutions; and Customer Growth Services, which provides technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions.

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UniFirst Corp.

UniFirst is a provider of workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing. The company designs, manufactures, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, aprons and protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. The company also rents and sells industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products, and other non-garment items, and provides restroom and cleaning supplies and first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies, to a variety of manufacturers, retailers and service companies. The company also decontaminates and cleans work clothes and other items.

Universal Electronics Inc.

Universal Electronics develops control and sensor technology solutions and manufactures a line of pre-programmed and universal remote control products, audio-video accessories, and intelligent wireless security and smart home products. The company provides subscription broadcasting providers with its universal remote control devices and integrated circuits, on which its software and device code libraries are embedded. The company also sells integrated circuits, on which its software and device control code database is embedded, and licenses its device control database to original equipment manufacturers that manufacture televisions, digital audio and video players, streamer boxes, among others.

Universal Health Realty Income Trust

Universal Health Realty Income Trust is real estate investment trust. The company invests in health care and human service related facilities including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, sub-acute facilities, medical office buildings, free-standing emergency departments and childcare centers.

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

West Pharmaceutical Services is a manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. The company's products include vial containment solutions, prefillable systems, self-injection platforms, cartridge systems and components, reconstitution and transfer systems, intradermal delivery solutions, specialty components, and contract manufacturing and analytical services. Proprietary Products segment provides proprietary packaging, containment and drug delivery products. Contract-Manufactured Products segment includes a variety of custom contract-manufacturing and assembly solutions.

Wingstop

Wingstop is a franchisor and operator of restaurants that focuses on cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. The company provides its guests several flavors on its bone-in and boneless chicken wings and tenders paired with seasoned fries and sides. The company's proprietary flavors, which range from extremely hot to mild includes Atomic, Mango Habanero, Cajun, Original Hot, Louisiana Rub, Mild, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Hawaiian and Teriyaki. To complement its wings, the company serves seasoned fries, as well as carrots and celery and ranch and bleu cheese dips made with buttermilk.

World Acceptance Corp.

World Acceptance is a small-loan consumer finance company, providing short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. The company serves individuals with limited access to other sources of consumer credit such as banks, credit unions, other consumer finance businesses and credit card lenders. In its U.S. branches, the company also provides income tax return preparation services to its loan customers and other individuals. Using the proprietary data processing software package developed by its subsidiary, ParaData Financial Systems, the company automates all of its loan account processing and collection reporting.

Yum! Brands Inc.

Yum! Brands franchises or operates a system of quick service restaurants through its KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands. The company's operating segments consist of the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division and the Taco Bell Division. KFC restaurants provides fried and non-fried chicken products such as sandwiches, chicken strips, chicken-on-the-bone and other chicken products marketed under a variety of names. Pizza Hut is engaged in the sale of ready-to-eat pizza products. Pizza Hut operates in the delivery, carryout and casual dining segments. Taco Bell is engaged in Mexican-style food products, including various types of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, nachos and other related items.

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